Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie

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Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie Tennessee Williams is one the major writers of the mid-twentieth century. He has written plays like The Glass Managerie and A Streetcar Named Desire. The common theme of The Glass Menagerie is that hopeful aspirations are followed by inevitable disappointments. This theme is common throughout all of Williams’ books and throughout his own life as well. It is shown through the use of symbols and characters. “I have only one …

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